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Reference Values of Standing Long Jump in Preschool Children: A Population-Based Study

Latorre-Román, P.Ángel.; García-Pinillos, F.; Mora-López, D.

Pediatric Exercise Science 29(1): 116-120


ISSN/ISBN: 0899-8493
PMID: 27294850
DOI: 10.1123/pes.2016-0076
Accession: 058719209

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The purpose of this study was to examine age and sex differences in standing long jump (SLJ) and to determine norm-referenced values for Spanish preschool children. A total of 3555 children, aged 3-6 years, participated in this study (1746 girls and 1809 boys). To measure explosive leg power, the SLJ was used. In the analysis of reliability using test-retest with 86 children (48% boys, age = 56.22 ± 10.34 months), the following descriptive results were obtained (mean, SD): at pretest = 76.53 ± 20.20 cm, at retest = 74.56 ± 21.12 cm (p = .124), and an intraclass correlation coefficient = 0.913 (95% confidence interval = 0.866-0.943). Boys exhibited a greater performance than girls at 3- to 5-years old, but no significant differences were found at 6 years old. In whole group, the SLJ performance was higher with increased age. However, no significant differences were found between boys aged 5 and 6 years. This study provides references values for muscle strength assessment through SLJ test carried out on a large sample of Spanish preschoolers.

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